WAS RUNNING THEN JUST DIED

  • Tiny
  • dusten
  • 1966 Lincoln Continental
  • 75,000 miles

The car was running then just died I have no spark now and it only has 7.2 voltsgoing to the coil the rotor does spin so not the chain it cranks over just wont fire was looking to maybe get a wiring diagram but cant find one it has the 462 motor in it please help

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:20 PM

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  • Tiny
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7.2 volts is ok if it is hot motor. It is 12 volts cold.
I would look at the points and condenser. Gap the points at.018.

Roy

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:24 PM
  • Tiny
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It has been switched to an electronic ignition

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:28 PM
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What kind?

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:33 PM
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Not sure exactly walked into the job in the middle of it so kinda a stab in the dark for me

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:52 PM
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No matter what, you need to verify the module is working simply by using a test light on the negative of the coil to see if the module is commanding the coil to fire.

Roy

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:56 PM
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The negative gives me nothing at any time the only time I get anything is when I hit the positive and thats where the 7.2 comes from

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 6:00 PM
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And what module would be bad the ignition module or what

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 6:01 PM
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Ok I am getting power tyhrough so what would ythat mean

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 6:03 PM
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Is it a flashing signal? If it is not flashing, the ignition module may be a fault. If it is flashing, the coil may have failed.

This is assuming there is a spark issue.

Roy

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 6:05 PM

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